The cities of the world are deserted and automation has invaded every aspect of human life. The robots make spaceships, the ants create huge buildings on the remains of old towns and the dogs take over the earth. The award-winning author's many other novels include "Catface" and "Off Planet". show more
The cities of the world are deserted and automation has invaded every aspect of human life. The robots make spaceships, the ants create huge buildings on the remains of old towns and the dogs take over the earth. The award-winning author's many other novels include "Catface" and "Off Planet".
Publish date: 2004-08
Publisher: Old Earth Books
Pages no: 251
Edition language: English
I really loved this book. I remember reading it years ago as a teenager. In fact, it was very instrumental in getting me hooked on sci-fi. Simak has often been called a pastoralist sci-fi writer and you can see why in this book. There is no hard science and what science is mentioned is very vague. T...
gosh i loved this one!City is a collection of eight connected stories depicting the future and end of mankind, and the rise of dogs. just as i always suspected, dogs will eventually inherit the earth. good dogs!Simak is a humanist, but a clear-eyed one, an author who doesn't let much sentiment cloud...
I had read this many years ago, and vaguely remembered liking it quite a bit. On this go round I decided to listen to it as an audio book, because I had a bunch of stuff to do that wasn't compatible with reading. And I had read it before after all. Not sure how successful that was. I didn't really e...
I found it quite a change reading Clifford Simak after reading a number Phillip K. Dicks novels and short stories. Simak tends to make his mankind a bit kindler and gentler while still headed for self destruction then PKD does. Some of his characters are more self aware of the impact they have on t...
Of all the great science fiction writers of the 50s, my favorite is Clifford D. Simak. He is also one of the authors that has fared poorly as we begin the 21th century. His novels are not that easy to find in reprints. While Simak could write of space travel and androids as well as the Heinleins and...
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